Pr. 25:26: “A righteous man who falters before the wicked is like a murky spring and a polluted well.”
Unfortunately, as Christians we do feel a little more pressure on us at times to be perfect; which is something we can never do. What gets us into heaven? Believing that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. There is only one way and His name is Jesus Christ. Our actions do not get us there. Our bank account does not get us there. Our choice of clothing does not get us there. Our volunteer role at church will not get us into heaven. We have to believe in Jesus.
Why then does it matter what we do? It matters because if we believe in Jesus, then out of our hearts will flow rivers of living waters. Those rivers are the Holy Spirit who will then dwell within us, directing us to do God’s will. When we believe in and love Jesus we are changed. We become a new creation and the things that used to satisfy no longer do. We are cleansed and renewed when we are born again into Christ and we realize that our purpose is much higher than us. The Holy Spirit guides us in all things and brings to our remembrance the things of God. The Holy Spirit cautions us and rebukes us when we are going to make a decision that will create a gap between us and the Lord. The Lord cannot look upon sin. The Holy Spirit is keeping us ever mindful of the things of God so that our lives will smell like Jesus.
When we do not heed the Holy Spirit’s direction and urgings, and we choose to sin and allow ourselves to be deceived, then we become a murky spring. No longer do rivers of living water flow from us. The waters that come from us are then murky and filled with confusion. When we falter before the wicked, we are losing an opportunity to give them the Living Water. We miss the chance to introduce someone to a Savior when we waver in our purpose. The living waters flowing from us become contaminated with sin and tainted with deceit. Is that what we want to offer to the lost around us?
There are people around us that will be lost to hell if not for us. We are not called to be perfect. We will never be perfect. We are only even worthy because of the blood of Jesus. However, we were called to live a life led by the Holy Spirit. He is ever faithful to guide us into all truth. He will keep us from the wrong paths if we but listen. He will guide our steps if we will allow Him to lead and guide us.
Let’s trust in the Lord and lean not on our own understanding. There is one who knows all things, including the deep things of God. We are blessed and privileged to have an ever-present guide on our walk. Let’s allow Him to do the exact thing for which He was sent. 🙂 How amazing that God truly gave us everything we could ever need! Thank you, Lord. Truly no praise is high enough to express how great you are! Now let’s let those living waters refresh and renew the lost around us!
Counting on Him,